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BP variability may be ‘CV risk integrator’

Increased variability in blood pressure may be an indicator of overall cardiovascular risk rather than being a risk factor per se, suggest researchers.
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α1-adrenoceptor blockade improves nocturia and sleep quality

Treatment with an α1-adrenoceptor antagonist drug is associated with significant improvements in nocturia, sleep quality and lower urinary tract symptoms in women with voiding symptoms, study findings show.
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Sixteen cores better than 12 for prostate cancer detection

Sixteen-core prostate biopsy has a slightly higher cancer detection rate than 12-core biopsy, but with a similar safety profile and no increased detection of clinically insignificant tumours, study findings show.
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Early daycare attendance linked with greater childhood healthcare use

Daycare attendance in the first year of life is a risk factor for earlier respiratory infections and is associated with greater use of healthcare services in childhood, study findings show.
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Choice of HRQoL measure for chronic pain matters

Researchers recommend the use of generic health-related quality of life measures to determine pain-related burden of disease, but consideration needs to be given to which one is used.
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Telecare approach improves chronic musculoskeletal pain management

A collaborative care approach delivered by telephone is effective for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain, show findings from the Stepped Care to Optimize Pain Care Effectiveness study.
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Unnatural DNA bases: an interview with Professor Floyd E. Romesberg, The Scripps Research Institute

The natural DNA bases that form the letters of DNA are usually referred to as G, C, A, and T. Those are only the first letters of the chemical names. They’re often called nucleotides by their scientific name and all of them have in common a phosphate part, a sugar part and a nucleobase part.
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Wolters Kluwer introduces new editions of 2 definitive guides in pathology

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry and students of medicine, has introduced new editions of two definitive guides in pathology.
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Varian receives 510(k) clearance from FDA for Calypso soft tissue Beacon transponder

Varian Medical Systems today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Calypso® soft tissue Beacon® transponder that can help enhance the precision of radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments for cancer.
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New York State DOH grants RPCI approval to begin genomic testing of cancer patients

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has granted Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) approval to begin genomic testing of cancer patients using its OmniSeq TargetTM advanced molecular diagnostic laboratory test.
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CFDA approves CASI's ENMD-2076 Phase II trial in triple-negative breast cancer patients

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, announced today that China's Food and Drug Administration has approved the Company's application to conduct a Phase II clinical trial in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients in China for its proprietary drug candidate, ENMD-2076.
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Genomics testing in action: an interview with Kevin Haar, CEO, Appistry

The more connections are made between genes, disease and drugs, and the more that we continue to understand about those connections, the more critical genetic testing will become in modern medicine.
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First Edition: July, 21, 2014

Today's headlines include a story about an effort by regulators to widen insurer networks, as well as a range of other health policy developments.
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Majority of Canadian women lack knowledge of heart disease symptoms and risk factors

A new survey, ordered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, shows that a majority of Canadian women lack knowledge of heart disease symptoms and risk factors, and that a significant proportion is even unaware of their own risk status.
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Study: L-carnitine has neuroprotective effects on injured sciatic nerve of rats

Several studies have demonstrated that L-carnitine exhibits neuroprotective effects on injured sciatic nerve of rats with diabetes mellitus.
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Study of woodrats may impact farming practices in arid regions

Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with microbes from creosote-eaters, University of Utah biologists found.
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Growth hormone reduces liver fat in HIV-infected patients with excess abdominal fat

In a preliminary study, HIV-infected patients with excess abdominal fat who received the growth hormone-releasing hormone analog tesamorelin for 6 months experienced modest reductions in liver fat, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS.
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Tips for people to choose right physical therapist

After an injury or surgery, rehabilitation is often a critical factor on the road to recovery. Since physical therapy is usually a weekly commitment and may be for an extended period of time, convenience is an important consideration, according to JeMe Cioppa-Mosca, vice president of Rehabilitation at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
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Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after circumcision

Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
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Experts urge Senate panel to increase hospital safety measures

Consumer advocates and medical specialists tell the committee that patients are not much safer today than they were 15 years ago when a landmark study on medical errors spurred calls for reform.
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